Now Available: Architectural Implications of Quantum Computing Technologies
My paper with Mark Oskin, "Architectural Implications of Quantum Computing Technologies," is now available from the archives of ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems (JETC). It appears in the Jan. 2006 issue.
Quantum computing researchers are familiar with the DiVincenzo criteria which a technology must meet in order to be a candidate for functional quantum computing devices, and with the notion of an error threshold below which a technology meets the basic mathematical notion of scalability. This paper is the view of two computer systems engineers/researchers on the practical issues that will determine how easy or hard it is to build a large-scale, high-performance quantum computing system.
There is more news about my personal research, but that will have to wait for later postings, as I still have many thoughts to organize...